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Aviation museums’ “most wanted list” of cool aerospace artifacts lost to history

Aviation historians and museum curators like those at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum go gaga over any photos, correspondence, or curiosities related to Amelia Earhart. And of course her lost aircraft is at the top of many aviation museums' wish lists. But there are many more unusual aerospace artifacts that they'd love to ...

United Airlines’ website bug exposed traveler ticket data

A bug in United Airlines’ website let anyone access the ticket information for travelers who requested a refund. The airline’s website lets users check their refund status by entering their ticket number and last name. But the website wasn’t validating the last name, making it possible to access other travelers’ refund information by changing the ...

Pilots over LAX report “a guy in a jetpack” flying beside them

On Sunday, an American Airlines pilot reported "a guy in a jetpack" flying beside them above LAX. The sighting was confirmed by another commercial pilot. From the air traffic control discussion you can hear over at Fox11: American Flight 1997: "Tower, American 1997, we just passed a guy in a jetpack." Tower: "American 1997, OK, ...

Helicopter almost collides with drone

A drone floating serenely off the Florida coast, checking out the beaches and towers, almost gets sliced and diced by a chopper racing by. "The Federal Aviation Administration has launched an investigation of a near collision off the Hollywood coast," reports CBS Miami. The hotel you can see at the beginning of the clip is ...

Boom Supersonic enlists Rolls-Royce to help build the engines for world’s fastest commercial aircraft

Boom Supersonic, the Colorado -based startup working on creating a supersonic passenger jet to continue and dramatically advance the legacy of the original Concorde, has signed on Rolls-Royce to build the propulsion system for its Overture commercial aircraft. Boom is getting very close to actually beginning to fly its XB-1, a subscale demonstrator aircraft that ...

WATCH: ****** Galactic spaceship new cabin design reveal

I'd totally go.

Sir Richard Branson's ****** Galactic unveiled a new cabin design today, and streamed the launch event live.

Watch the replay here, and sign up for a trip if you've got plenty of cash and don't mind waiting.

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How your favorite airline can slash its colossal carbon emissions

If the airline industry were its own country, it would emit more heat-trapping carbon dioxide into the air than nearly every nation on Earth. To quell these prodigious emissions, and to prepare for a future where already-booming air travel is expecte... ...

Turkey: Plane skids off Istanbul runway and breaks up, 120 injured

Breaking News: There's been an air disaster in Turkey. No deaths reported.

A Pegasus Airlines plane that was heading into Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen airport for landing skidded off the end of a wet runway, and broke into three pieces after landing on Wednesday.

Flights to and from Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen are currently ...

NASA’s advanced vision system for its supersonic test jet is undergoing a key stress test

NASA is keeping things moving with its X-59 program — the one where it’s developing a modern supersonic aircraft that proves the viability of lessening the traditional supersonic “boom” to a mere supersonic “thump,” in order to show that supersonic commercial passenger flights over land could be a real thing. The agency has already developed ...

The case for replacing air travel with high-speed sleeper trains

One of the best work trips I ever took was the overnight train from London King's Cross to Edinburgh: I had a comfortable berth, went from city centre to city centre, arrived rested and refreshed, and did not have to endure the indignities and discomforts of air travel.

University of Westminster Senior Lecturer in Transport Planning ...